Scott Westerfields series of Teen Novels has a massive audience and fan base, not least in fan-fiction writing, and there is a film due for release sometime next year. However, since when does Hollywood own the creativity in a world of YouTube. Let’s set this against the option unit in the HSC Information Processing Technology syllabus – called Multimedia. Have a look at the Bored of Studies forums to see what kids are being asked to make – 10 page websites about school (I know, it’s too boring to click). Then maybe have a look at the HSC Online information for teachers – can’t be bothered – well it suggests making some powerpoint based tour of the school, or some menu driven website.
Now spend a few minutes being amazed at the fan produced trailers for these great books
Here are the outcomes statements.
H1.1 applies an understanding of the nature and function of information technologies to a specific practical situation
H2.1 analyses and describes a system in terms of the information processes involved
H2.2 develops solutions for an identified need which address all of the information processes
H3.2 demonstrates ethical practice in the use of information systems, technologies and processes
H6.2 selects and applies a methodical approach to planning, designing or implementing a solution.
Please, no more Powerpoint as HSC Multimedia. Find an English teacher, a Librarian and get creative.